Barking Mad

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Description of franchise system

A long-awaited service

Barking Mad franchise offers you a unique home-based franchise opportunity in an extremely fast-growing sector. This is your chance to set up, manage, and develop a profitable business. You will gett out and meet pet-lovers and their nice dogs!

Our company was founded by a business professional who hated leaving her dog alone while she was working. She also hated the thought of strangers stepping into her house to feed and walk her dog whilst she was away.

Barking Mad is the ideal alternative for pet owners who feel the same. We arrange accommodation with selected, friendly host families for dogs while their owners are travelling. Accommodation in a caring environment allows us to maintain the feeding and exercising routines. This alleviates most of the problems that pets usually suffer from while their owners are away from home.

Barking Mad provides peace of mind for the pet owner and takes care of every detail, including the delivery and collection. Barking Mad is the UK’s largest and fastest growing professional home from home pet care franchise specializing in home boarding - and we are looking for new franchisees.

Franchise concept

Let us get started!

If you're interested in becoming a member of the Barking Mad family, the first step to starting your own franchise business will be a confidential meeting with us. There you’ll get to see our operation at first hand, ask all the questions you want to ask and answer some of ours.

During your own decision-making process, you’ll also be able to talk to our current franchisees. As a new franchisee, you’ll visit our Lancashire head offices for a four-day training programme, covering all aspects of the business from pet handling to accounting. You return with a sales and marketing activity plan that aims to get you known quickly.

We arrange advertising in your target marketplace during the first eight weeks of trading. You choose your own vehicle, which must be silver grey, and PC. Your vehicle will be liveried to display the Barking Mad logo, local phone number and web address – ensuring that our distinctive brand helps to promote your business.

Once you’ve had a chance to settle in and get used to running your own business, we’ll come along to work with you. During this time we’ll contact the local newspapers, radio and TV stations to help tell your story.

We provide an intranet where you will receive weekly updates from head office, and can attend regional meetings and dog care training seminars. Every April, we meet at our National Conference – a chance to share ideas and join in team-building and social activities.

Franchise partner profile

Not just for dog owners

So what makes an ideal franchisee? An animal lover, of course. But we also look for good communicators with the ambition to grow a successful business. We are seeking commercially minded individuals who have market-leader ambition and the desire to succeed.

You must be able to demonstrate a high level of self-motivation and good organizational skills . We just characterized you? Then we should talk!



Barking Mad selected as bfa Franchisee of the Year 2012 finalist

Barking Mad has announced that its franchisee Robert Schuler has been named as a finalist for the South West South Wales in this year's bfa HSBC Franchisee of the Year Awards, supported by Express... » Read more


Barking Mad franchise continues to expand

The Barking Mad franchise has announced that it has welcomed a number of new franchisees to its UK network over the last three months. According to the information provided, Karen Luis Saraiva Pan... » Read more


Barking Mad presents the winners of its 2008 Top Dog Awards

Just over a month ago, the Barking Mad franchise held its national conference at the Low Wood Hotel in the Lake District. The network’s franchisees and their partners travelled to the conference wh... » Read more

Barking Mad

home from home pet care

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